empiricist


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em·pir·i·cism

 (ĕm-pîr′ĭ-sĭz′əm)
n.
1. The view that experience, especially of the senses, is the only source of knowledge.
2.
a. Employment of empirical methods, as in science.
b. An empirical conclusion.
3. The practice of medicine that disregards scientific theory and relies solely on practical experience.

em·pir′i·cist n.
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Noun1.empiricist - a philosopher who subscribes to empiricism
philosopher - a specialist in philosophy
Translations

empiricist

[emˈpɪrɪsɪst] Nempírico/a m/f

empiricist

[ɪmˈpɪrɪsɪst] nempiriste mf

empiricist

nEmpiriker(in) m(f)

empiricist

[ɛmˈpɪrɪsɪst] n & adjempirista (m/f)
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